One case would be the European men would go and be with African women. You would never see European women with African men because only the European men would go to Africa. Gun and gunpowder also had an impact on the slave trade because it was traded to Africa. Racism would be one main impact. There would be holding and selling of Africans as slaves.
Slaves in Africa and the Ottoman Empire were a part of society and had a chance to promote. However, slaves in the New World had been bought and enslaves for life. In spite of the negative impact if the salve trade, most of Africa remained independent and continued to develop under it owns political and cultural institutions until the 19th centuries. Millions of slaves died of asphyxiation, thirst, and disease during the long Atlantic crossing. They were packed into ships for the long journey to the Americas that are crowded and below
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade The Atlantic slave trade began in the early sixteenth century and extended all the way to the late nineteenth century. It involved the transportation of millions of Africans to the Americas. These Africans were forced to leave their countries in order to become the slaves of the newly found American colonies. Just the journey across the seas to the America’s was highly inhumane cramming hundreds of people onto small boats. The reason that the African slaves were needed was because they were strong and good workers.
FEB 6 2014 Slavery and Frontiers Mississippi 1720-1835 Slavery in Mississippi has a very interesting beginning in the state. The indigenous people of the region did practice slavery to some extent. The Native Americans however did not use the same practices of the Europeans. The Europeans maintained slavery for its means of profitability but the native Americans only had slaves as a luxury. The Indians did not really differentiate the Europeans and the slaves that they brought with them to the newly discovered lands.
The idea of European superiority and dominance drove the social structure of the "new world", (consisting mainly of North and Latin Americas and the Caribbean). Because of this dominant racial ideology, the native peoples of both regions were often subjects of discrimination and oppression. The extent of their mistreatment differed, as in North America they were simply pushed aside or confined to a certain area to live, while in the Caribbean and Latin America they were forced into servitude and labor. The dominant racial ideology of Europeans also fueled the slave trade that was prominent in the time period of 1500-1830, which involved shipping African slaves to the the Americas to increase the productivity of the colonies. In both areas, slaves were basically property, bought, sold, and traded to do specific and often labor intensive tasks.
1518 - First boatload of slaves brought directly from Africa to the Americas Cause: Europeans accustomed to slavery were coming to the Americas. Effects: Slavery helped owners gain wealth and property. The United States grew and slavery eventually became a necessity for the Southern Plantation owners. Driven by humanitarian and economic reasons the country became divided and erupted into Civil War. Significance: Slavery brought Africans to America, challenged this country to look at all men as equals and made us leaders in the world for civil rights of mankind.
One man who argued that slavery was inefficient was Scottish philosopher Adam Smith. He argues that, “slavery was an economically inefficient form of labor (Collins 252).” The changing European economy, brought about by industrialization and urbanization, particularly in England, relentlessly transformed the terms of trade on the eastern and western African coasts throughout the nineteenth century. Europe started to trade for tropical products like animal hides, palm oil, cloves, and gum Arabic, rather than just
The European slave trade that began in the 1500s was larger. Also, the enslaved Africans were treated far more harshly. In the Americas, when the natives began dying from disease, the Europeans brought in Africans, for three reasons. Africans had resistance to European diseases, so they would not get sick and die. Also, many Africans knew about farming so they would be accustomed to the work involved.
Europe wanted to set up and colonize in Africa, mainly because of Africa's raw materials it was purely economic. . (Iweriebor, 2011) The African's did not take kind to this, and it provoked not only African political responses but also diplomatic responses and military resistance. A lot of treaties of protection for the leaders of African societies, states, and empires went out. There was a lot of controversy about these treaties and eventually the military had to step in.
Overall, the trade brought about unceasing insecurities, economic disorder, and political chaos in the African continent. It blocked its socio-economic development by exploiting its technological, agricultural and human resources for the benefit of Europe only. It damaged Africa's mercantilist economy and prevented its evolution into a capitalist economy. On the long run, the Atlantic slave trade was the starting point of a process of socio-economic exploitation and political fragmentation that was later institutionalised by Europeans through colonisation and neocolonisation. In the end, only Europeans benefited from the trade.